Zap Headaches and Tension with this Watermelon Elixir

Zap Headaches and Tension with this Watermelon Elixir

Watermelon fruit is rich in water and transports key nutrients to the brain and keeps you hydrated. According to one recent study, even mild dehydration can lead to more frequent and severe headaches. So along with providing hydration, a little bit of natural sugar from this fruit will fuel brain cells to increase alertness as well.

In addition, watermelon is chock-full of vitamin B-6, which your body uses to manufacture mood balancing brain chemicals, including serotonin and dopamine. And its hefty amount of arginine increases production of nitric acid, which unwinds tense muscles and even lowers blood pressure! So snack on a watermelon slice, cut it into cubes and add it to a glass of water, or try this simple smoothie recipe using watermelon:

Watermelon Elixir:

  • 2 cups chopped watermelon
  • handful of basil or mint
  • half cup coconut water
  • 1 cup of ice cubes

Blend and enjoy!

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Adrienne Nye

Editor at Young and Raw
Adrienne has a B.Sc. in Biology from UVic and an M.Sc. in Plant Science from UBC. She joined the team at Young and Raw in June 2013 as Editor and looks forward to inspiring as many people as possible to build a more compassionate, balanced and loving world. Inside and out.
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